noun. the subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.
Inspired by "The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows" by John Koenig, this experimental short film narrates a monotonous life out of place, through mood, space and sound, where every day feels like yesterday, again and again. A character driven story, without any characters.
In order to facilitate my learning objectives, I was allowed the opportunity to direct and produce my own short-film in my final year at The Animation Workshop. Taking a step back from my usual goal as a CG-generalist to create high quality assets and imagery, I wanted to expand my skill-sets by taking a big leap into the role of a director and storyteller.
I was fascinated by the idea of trying to tell a mood-driven story about a character, without any characters. To convey an interpretive story through environments, sound, editing and repetition.
Using my technical generalist background, I sought to find my own approach to making a short-film from start to finish, while gaining further insight into all the connective tissue in-between. Pre-visualisation, cinematography, editing, grading, sound-design, music, planning and scheduling, communication and management, press-kit, and so on.
Approximate time-estimation for the project’s development;
3 weeks of story exploration and development, starting with a scratch-sound edit and temporary visuals.
12 weeks of pre-visualisation, research and development, and early asset-building. Learning Python, creating custom shot-management-, automated shot-building-, and asset-publishing pipeline-tools.
10 weeks of shot and asset-production, from look-development to rendering and compositing.
Director, responsible for all aspects excluding music and sound.
Music & Sound Design
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